the domino effect
thank god another crusader! please visit this site that was set up to try to show conde nast what we want and what we will pay for. bloggers have great power in so many arenas. speak out if you won’t let Domino go!
what’s up with my new obsession with domino? it’s beyond my control and this is the only place i can let my love for it out! falling into their website has been like going on a shopping spree! i can’t stop trolling the images and can’t believe i never did it before. search anything from curtains, to diy to dressing rooms and they’ve covered it. not just skimmed it but nailed it with stunning pics and great info.
domino mag is pretty special to me because they helped me launch a branch of my biz, the lucite handles. one tiny knob they featured got the whole thing rolling.
they have a platform where people like di overton could write,
small biz owners could be exposed to readers
and ridiculously talented design team and photographers could be featured.
it’s something of great value and i just can’t help it, i don’t want to see it go! petunia is putting a poll together that will track whether you’re willing to pay more for a subscription (and how much) and whether you’d pay to access the website. would you? have you been there? go soon cause it’s coming down! this is the tip of the iceberg!
ok well back in real life, things are good, i’m working hard. monsieur is taking a nap.
he’s where liz and i worked yesterday trying to jazz up every single corner and vignette in the house. she got 2 orchids and i got 4 bouquets including tulips and lilies along with a couple others for $9 each at whole foods. having flowers in the house is such a luxury we had stopped doing!
anyway there’s an eyesore air conditioner outside one of the windows so we hung these ikea natural rings and covered it with lots of palms. it’s obviously not done so i’ll leave it dark and mysterious :)
i was definitely trying to channel energy from you know where while shooting, thinking about their photogs and stylists. they have to be complete fanatics and perfectionists!
we were finally about to do the shots and send them to o magazine after all these months of procrastination. almost didn’t have the heart to break it to her when i remembered they just folded too…
but what the heck, we decided to shoot a little anyway. funny thing is i kept putting it off cause shooting is really tough for me. it’s the ultimate art of detail. there are a million shots before you get one you like. unless it’s polaroid somehow. i just didn’t feel confident with what i had so far.
and i’m learning more each day. my angles are way off but i’m ironing out the wrinkles and crisping the edges
of course then there’s lighting to work on but that’s another art. these are some shots from yesterday:
so i have to give credit where it’s due, back to ‘that’ magazine
that made me see things in a different way, and gave me a little more incentive to capture simple things in the day
and inspired this uninspired and accidental and just barely so so photographerto at least try to get better at it. especially since it’s a pretty handy skill to have if you want to travel and write. shooting great shots takes tons of practice.
of course there are still more than a few elephants all around like this mantle.
what would domino do? i’m still not sure there’s hope but now i’ll just embrace them!
and anyway, some things are just right when they’re not perfect ;)
ps i just found this cool site www.polldaddy.com
where you can make a poll and ask your readers and friends what they think. maybe if there’s an uproar and good numbers they may actually listen. stranger things have happened, oui?
it’s a little annoying cause you can only choose one answer but give it a whirl if you don’t mind!